Gund and Taylor Concert musicians perform rich programs
The Hill comes alive this fortnight with the distinguished sounds of music brought to campus through the generous support of the Gund Concert Fund and the Taylor Concert Series.
Tina DeVaron, an acclaimed singer, songwriter, and jazz pianist, will perform a program of standards for the Gund Concert on September 23 at 7:30 p.m. in Rosse Hall Auditorium. The Manhattan musician has a standing weekend engagement at the Carlyle Hotel's Bemelmans Bar and for many years played Cole Porter's piano at the Waldorf. She is also a Kenyon parent, mother of senior Nicholas Lerangis and first-year student Joseph Lerangis. DeVaron will be accompanied by Jerome Harris on bass and guitar, and Ben Gramm on drums.
The Taylor Concert Series presents La Gente D'Orfeo, a noted quartet specializing in seventeenth-century chamber music, on September 27 at 8:00 p.m. in Rosse Hall Auditorium. The ensemble will expand their Italian repertoire to include contemporaneous German music, in a program titled "Passione e Ruhe: Seventeenth Century Music of Italy and Germany." The Michigan-based group plays period instruments, including cornetto, violin, viola da gamba, and virginals/organ.